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Old 01-22-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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Linux options for 486sx 173mb HD, does not boot from CD

What are my options for installing linux on an old 486SX I picked up. It has a 173mb HD, and will not boot from a CD, but it does have a CD drive in it. I'd like something with a gui, but if not I guess I can live with just a shell.
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vector linux and peanut linux are good things to look at.
Old 01-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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Get Damn Small Linux and see whether you like it. If so, install (its a live cd)
Old 01-22-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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redhat should work to and download the msdos-6.22 boot disk, then boot from that disk, and go to r:\dosutils and run the autoboot.bat, then try installing
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I would say slack for a box with specs that low. Check out


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